Poisson d’Avril

Today in France, those who are fooled on April 1 are called the “Poisson d’Avril” (the April Fish). A common prank (especially among school-aged children) is to place a paper fish on the back of an unsuspecting person. When the paper fish is discovered, the victim is declared a “Poisson d’Avril.” It is also a time when you see chocolate fish in the windows of Chocolatiers.


I liked these chocolate scallops the best.

5 thoughts to “Poisson d’Avril”

  1. I love how the French can take the occasion and make it in chocolate. That must be why I have such an affinity for them. There is not one chocolate-related April fool’s day celebration here.

  2. I have never heard how the French do “April Fools” before – I like it – especially the chocolate fish!!! LOL

  3. OOOOOooooooooooooh! Give me any one of those great chocolates. Though I agree, the scallop shape calls me! Like how you celebrate it in France. Now there must be wine to accompany the chocolate?

    Enjoy, Linda.

  4. I remember wondering what was up with all the chocolate fish in the windows of my favorite chocolate shops in Paris. I finally had to ask, and I thought it was so cute. Just like May first, when everyone gives each other little sprigs of Lilly of the Valley “Muget”

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